Wise Central clinched a spot in the state’s elite eight Thursday with a convincing 58-35 win over Lebanon in the Region 2D semifinals at the Virginia High Bearcat Den. With the win, Central advanced to Saturday’s regional championship game against familiar foe Ridgeview.
All five Union starters scored in double figures and played a prohibitive zone defense that shut down Virginia High’s explosive offense for most of the second half in a 74-56 Union win.
Patrick Damron’s Spartans knocked down 12 3-pointers on their way to an 82-66 win over Northwood in Tuesday’s Region 1D quarterfinal round.
“After talking with Zach and talking with people about him, there was no doubt that he would be the perfect guy to take over our offense.”
Wise Central never trailed on its way to a dominating win over Abingdon in Saturday’s Mountain 7 girls tournament championship game in Norton.
Friday’s Cumberland tournament championship game between Eastside and J.I. Burton was not much different from the previous three games this season involving the teams.
With just over five minutes left in the third quarter, everything was going Thomas Walker’s way. Then Eastside found another gear in its offensive attack, thanks to getting more defensive.
WISE — J.I. Burton started strong and finished strong Thursday to take a big Cumberland District basketball semifinal win.
Southwest Virginia was well represented on the podium at the VHSL Class 2 State Swimming Championships in Richmond.
WISE — The top seeds advanced to Friday’s Cumberland District girls basketball tournament championship by taking big semifinal wins Wednesday.